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Governor Samuel Ortom has lamented the influx of cattle into Benue state, saying the resources of the state are under pressure.
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According to him, about 70 million cattle were presently grazing in Benue, which brings the ratio of humans to cattle to one person to 10 cattle. This is hampering citizens' basic craft, which is farming, he said.

“Benue people are purely farmers and we all know that if we combine rearing of livestock with our kind of farming, there will be a problem. Our fertile land has now become a problem to us because the number of cattle is now more than the number of humans. That is why we have sent an anti grazing bill to the state House of Assembly.”

He spoke at the official commissioning of prototype on conversion of cassava peels to animal feeds installed by Synergos in collaboration with the state government in Makurdi, on Tuesday.

He was represented by the Commissioner of Agriculture and Natural Resources, James Anbua.



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